Nadège T. Clitandre

Associate Professor

Office Hours

Currently on Sabbatical

Office Location

SSMS 2123


  • African Diaspora
  • Caribbean literature
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • Haitian literature, culture, history
  • Gender and transnationalism
  • Migration and identity


  • Ph.D., African Diaspora Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
  • M.A., African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley (2003)
  • M.A., Humanities, University of Chicago (2000)
  • B.A. English Literature, Hampton University (1995)


Nadège T. Clitandre is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Global Studies. She holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Black Studies and Comparative Literature. Clitandre is the recipient of the University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellowship (2009) and the Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship (2004).Clitandre is also the founder of Haiti Soleil, a nonprofit organization that focuses on engaging youth and building community through the development of libraries in Haiti. Clitandre's first monograph, Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary (2018), is published by the University of Virginia Press.


Clitandre works on theoretical frameworks of the African Diaspora, migration and displacement, and transnationalism with a particular focus on Haiti and Haitian diasporic literature. Her teaching interests include diaspora studies, anticolonial literature, postcolonial Caribbean Women’s literature, and NGO and Humanitarian intervention in Haiti post-earthquake. 



Haiti Sustainable Development Collaborative (Carrefour-Feuilles Redevelopment Project):


The Bloomsbury Handbook to Edwidge Danticat  (co-editor), forthcoming 2021.

"The Paradox of Haiti in African DIaspora Studies" African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal vol 13.3, 2020.

Edwidge Danticat: The Haitian Diasporic Imaginary. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018.

Remembrance: Loss, Hope, REcovery after the Earthquake in Haiti (co-editor). CBSR: Multicultural Women's Presence Collective, 2016.

"Mapping the Echo Chamber: Edwidge Danticat and the Thematic Trilogy of Birth, Separation and Death,” Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International, Volume 3.2, Fall/Winter 2014.

“Silence and False Starts in Times of Disaster,” Afro-Hispanic Review, Volume 32.2, Fall 2013.

Haitian Exceptionalism in the Caribbean and the Project of Rebuilding Haiti,” Journal of Haitian Studies 12.2 (2011) 146-153.

“Diaspora of Home, Terror and Despair in the Writings of Edwidge Danticat” Violence and Transgression in World Minority Literatures, Rudiger Ahrens, Maria Herrera-Sobek, Karen Ikas, Francisco A. Lomeli (eds). Germany: Universitatsverlag Winter GmbH, 2005.

“Reformulating Haitian Literature Transnationally: Identifying New and Revised Tropes of Haitian Identity in Edwidge Danticat’s Breath, Eyes, Memory.”  Journal of Haitian Studies 9.2. (2003) 90-110.

“Body and Voice as Sites of Oppression: The Psychological Condition of the Displaced Post-Colonial Haitian Subject in Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones.” Journal of Haitian Studies 7.2 (2001) 28-49.



  • Global Linkages of the African Diaspora (Global 146)
  • Haiti: Local Realities Global Influences (Global 147)
  • Caribbean Women Writers and Migratory Subjects (Global 148)
  • Global Ethics and Culture ( Global 110)


  • The Human in Humanitarian Aid (Special Topics)
  • Diaspora: Migration, Identity, Culture (Special Topics)